Practice & Industry Groups

Human Resources

Understanding the major and minor differences in legislation and regulations governing labor relations, executive compensation, recruiting, employment, training and development, employee relocations and human rights, among others, is essential for multinational companies. Having a local guide with first-hand knowledge of the cultural differences from country to country can have a major impact on successful human resources management and your organization's ability to comply with local laws.

World Law Group's Human Resources Law Practice Group is made up of member firm representatives working in these and related fields around the globe. They meet regularly by teleconference and at World Law Group member conferences to exchange information about emerging HR issues, challenges and global solutions for multinational clients. The group also works on comparative law projects and resources, and organizes webinars and other informative events for member firm lawyers and their clients.

Many members have also worked on multinational teams brought together to assist clients on specific HR law challenges, including multi-country workforce reductions (often following a cross-border merger or acquisition), advising on the formation of multinational profit-sharing plans, and various compliance training programs.

Resources

Legal Update

Many businesses with cross border operations (but lacking a branch network or overseas subsidiaries in those jurisdictions) rely on their globally mobile employees to maintain relationships with their overseas customer bases.

Legal Update

Increasingly companies are coming to understand the value of investing time in helping to shape and influence the laws and regulations to which they are subject, particularly while regulatory frameworks are still in the development stage.

Legal Update

Competition authorities around the world have chosen a new target for investigations: the no-poaching agreements and the wage-fixing agreements, and the tendency is for the Administrative Council for Economic Defense to start examining the antitrust impacts of these agreements/conducts in Brazil.

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Sule Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Lia Alizia Makarim & Taira S. Jakarta, Indonesia +6221 2521272
Javier Alonso de Armio Rodrguez Cuatrecasas Madrid, Spain +34 915 247 194
Angela Alvarez Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico
Maria Arguedas Arias San José, Costa Rica
Sunila Awasthi AZB & Partners Mumbai, India 911204179936
Sara Bellahouel Soulier AARPI Lyon, France
Karl Blake MinterEllison Sydney, Australia
Juan Bonilla Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Ismet Bozolu Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey
Lauren Butti Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +416 597 6259
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Renee Caudeiron Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 13459145837
Manuel Cavaleiro Brandao PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal
Jonathan Chamberlain Gowling WLG Birmingham, England
Anthony Chang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Wen-Chih Chen Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 2 2755 7366
Chun-yih Cheng Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +88 62 2755 7366
Gael Chuffart CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium +322 743 6994
Christopher Crevasse Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A.
Jimmy Daniel Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A.
Juan de la Vega Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico
Jef Degrauwe CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium 32 3 206 01 49
Carsten Domke CMS Germany Cologne, Germany 49 221 7716 305
Tori Drayer World Law Group Washington, District of Colombia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Kristy Edser MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +61 2 9921 4281
Ekaterina Elekchyan CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Alvaro Fernandez Cuatrecasas Madrid, Spain +915 247 386
Kilian Friemel Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Alejandro Garro Arias San José, Costa Rica +506 4036 2846
Susan Garvie Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +416 597 4141
Christian Gersbach CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland +41 44 285 11 11
Marc Andre Gimmy Taylor Wessing Frankfurt, Germany
Veena Gopalakrishnan AZB & Partners Bangalore, India +91 80 4240 0500
Maxim Gubanov CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Bernhard Hainz CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Christophe Huet CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Sangkyun Jang Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Martin Jetlund Advokatfirmaet Schjødt Oslo, Norway
Karolina Kanclerz Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak Warsaw, Poland
Matthias Kappus CMS Germany Cologne, Germany
Sulekha Kaul Vaish Associates New Delhi, India
Tomi Kemppainen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland
Mohsin Khan Al Tamimi & Company Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 550993131
Muzi Khoza ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa +27 11 269 7600
Mihoko Sirley Kimura TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil 55 11 5086 5000
Henrik Kjellander Setterwalls Stockholm, Sweden
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477
Jeong Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Wook Lee Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Anita Liao Formosa Transnational Taipei, Taiwan +886 227 557 366
Gabriela Lima TozziniFreire Advogados São Paulo, Brazil
Feng-Jou Liou Formosa Transnational Kaohsiung, Taiwan 886-7-537-1618
Ronald Mark Lleno SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines +632 982 3500
Raymond Low Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2839
Luis Luca Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico
Santiago Madalena Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Jeffrey Mamorsky Greenberg Traurig, LLP New York, New York - U.S.A. 212-801-9336
Christian Maron Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany +49 89 2103 8178
Abel Mesquita PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal
Carlos Miguez Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nuno Morgado PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal
Nohid Nooreyezdan AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Christopher Parker Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6456
Natasha Partos Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Louise Patry Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada
Brian Patterson ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Tobias Polloczek CMS Germany Frankfurt, Germany +49 69 7170 1123
Hemant Puthran Vaish Associates Mumbai, India
Claudia Rid CMS Germany Munich, Germany
Russel Rodriguez SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Manila, Philippines
Matt Rossetti Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +416 849 6949
Fatema Rupawala Al Tamimi & Company Doha, Qatar +974 4457 2777
Tsuneo Sato City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5502
Masaaki Sawano City-Yuwa Partners Tokyo, Japan +81 36 212 5500
Philippe Schmit Arendt & Medernach Luxembourg, Luxembourg 352 40 78 78 393
Tushar Shah Vaish Associates New Delhi, India
Stefan Sieling CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany
N Sivabalah Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Irina Skvortosova Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak Moscow, Russia
Leonardo Slinger Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Betty Smyrniou Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners Athens, Greece +30 210 331 8170
Graciela Soto Arias San José, Costa Rica
Outi Tahtinen Castrén & Snellman Helsinki, Finland
Nilo Thomas Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maria Paola Trigiani Alfaro-Abogados Buenos Aires, Argentina +54 11 4393 3003
Jenny Tsin WongPartnership LLP Singapore, Singapore +65 6416 8110
Manish Tully Vaish Associates New Delhi, India +91 11 4249 2525
Vinay Vaish Vaish Associates New Delhi, India +91 11 4249 2525
Katja van Kranenburg-Hanspians CMS Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands + 31 20 3016402
Stanislas Van Wassenhove CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium (322)743-6991
Bhuvana Veeraragavan AZB & Partners Bangalore, India
Vijayan Venugopal Shearn Delamore & Co. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +603 2027 2874
Lara Vivas Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Josh Waldbeser Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago, Illinois - U.S.A. 3125691317
Megan Welton Miller & Martin PLLC Chattanooga, Tennessee - U.S.A. +1 423 785 8326
Aline Wey Speirs CMS von Erlach Poncet Zürich, Switzerland +41 44 285 13 80
Heiko Wiechers CMS Germany Stuttgart, Germany
Christoph Wolf CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Vienna, Austria
Bige Ycel Hergüner Bilgen Özeke Istanbul, Turkey +90 212 310 1624
Carol Zhu Zhong Lun Law Firm Beijing, China +86 21 60 613 666